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January 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
Pulls at the Heart Strings

I read Orbiting Jupiter after getting a great recommendation from the school media center. This short book at first might seem like a short novella of sorts, but it packs a powerful punch. I was warned that once I read the first page, I would find myself stuck in my...

January 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Harmony can sometimes be scary

The prologue of Harmony House had me hooked on the very first sentence. Overall the book is a fast read and has twists and turns to help give that "spooky" story feel. The plot kept me intrigued and kept me guessing through a few parts. What...

January 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
N/A
Learning Value 
 
5.0
A New Story for WWII Enthusiasts

A true and moving account of a WWII B-17 Bomber crew in 1942. I have to admit, while I read a lot of WWII fiction and nonfiction, and have taken a few courses on the time period, this is one story I was not aware about. I had heard...

October 20, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Action Packed Cyber Read

E.C.Myers does not disappoint in this sequel to The Silence of Six.Just like SOS #1 this book is action packed, but now the stakes are even higher. After taking a short 6 month break from his cyber antics, Max Stein is back. While many questions left from the first book...

September 25, 2016 (Updated: September 25, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Great Thriller for the Start of Fall

Once the leaves start to fall and the weather gets the chill in the air, I love to grab my favorite Chai Tea (French Toast) and curl up with a book ready for a scare or a thrill. Unlocked by Margo Kelly is the perfect fit for fall. ...

August 18, 2016 (Updated: August 18, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Never Let Go of the Possibilities

The Possibility of Somewhere is definitely one of those stories you just can't put down. Julia Day's debut novel will make you cry and laugh out loud. It is a hug a book kind of book. In The Possibility of Somewhere, Eden and Ash are...

August 15, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Thought Provoking

I confess I read this book in one day. For This Life Only is thought provoking and an engaging story. It was great to finally see a story told through a male's point of view in all its vulnerability and doubt. Jace is realistic and relatable....

August 15, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Pulled at My Heart!

I am a big fan of Jordan Sonnenblick and all his novels. Falling Over Sideways hit me in the heart. Having witnessed the same medical emergency as Claire- I was 22 and my mother collapsed in front of the family, this one made me tear up a bit. ...

August 03, 2016 (Updated: August 03, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Delicacy You Want to Devour

We all know the Red Queen is evil.But what is behind all that rage? To top it off, why do men risk their lives and die for just one bite of her famous baked goods? There is so much to say about Heartless! I was fortunate enough...

August 03, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
A Reading Treat!

Ghost is a beautifully written and illustrated story. Raina Telgemeier's best yet. I received an advance copy during San Diego Comic Con. I picked it up on the flight home and couldn't put it down. Cat and Maya feel like familiar friends and even family members. Cat and Maya's...

August 03, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Heartfelt and Entertaining

NewsPrint is a beautifully illustrated and heartfelt story about Blue. With a steampunk feel, the story takes place in a war torn city, with a WWII European feel. Blue and Crow are instantly lovable characters, you want to be their friends and protect them. We don't get a lot...

August 03, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A Study Hall of Fun and Mystery

Study Hall of Justice (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #1) is a fantastic book for any young reader. You don't have to be a comic book reader to get hooked into the book. But for any comic book fans there are a lot of easter eggs and nods to the...

July 16, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Fun and Exciting

I have to admit the only reason I picked this one up was because Greg Grunberg had authored it and J.J.Abrams had a fantastic quote on the cover. It was interesting to learn that Grunberg was inspired to write the story after his own son's dreams. ...

July 16, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Adrenaline Rush

The Sisters had me hooked by page 1 and I couldn't put it down. It became a slight addiction. This psychological thriller is reminiscent of Single White Female and Girl on a Train. It is the perfect combo if you are looking for a fun, entertaining, read that you cannot...

July 16, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
You Need to Read This!

I am telling everyone to grab this book, a giant glass of lemonade, a towel, and hit the beach and don't leave till you finish this book. From the very first page you are thrust into the mind of Jill Charron. She finds herself in a hospital...

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